Strong Healthy Confident Weight Loss

Ignite your Strong, Healthy, Confident Self in 5 Weeks.

Now that Spring is here, are you ready to become your strongest, healthiest most confident self yet?

Are you DONE with fad diets and deprivation and craving a healthier relationship with food?

Would you like to start releasing weight, feeling healthier, stronger and more confident - in just 5 weeks?

It's time... time to release what no longer works, shed the weight and truly feel strong and confident!

And yes. You can do it in just 5 weeks starting April 24.

Hi! My name is Liz Vequist.
As a Nutrition Coach and the Founder of Lighten Up! I've dedicated the last 10 years to helping women discover a healthier, happier more holistic approach to food, movement and a healthy lifestyle.

My group programs have been highly successful primarily because of the community we create together online. When positive health-minded women come together to encourage and motivate each-other, anything is possible! Weight loss, stress reduction, better health and a more positive outlook are results that the women in my programs experience.

You might assume I've been slim all my life. Not quite...

This is what I looked like in my 20's. Just looking at this photo brings back memories of how uncomfortable I felt in my body back then. Between eating a junk food vegetarian diet (I thought it was healthy!), having a sedentary desk job and a beer habit, the pounds were piling on. Not only was I unhappy with how I looked, I just plain didn't feel good. I began dieting... tried all sorts of crazy diets, joined a gym - none of it worked. I couldn't lose weight and I felt awful.

Now that I’m in my late 40's I no longer struggle with my weight and I’m in great shape. I can indulge when I want to (within reason of course) and still look great in my clothes while enjoying tons of energy. I went from a size 12 to a size 6 and maintain my size easily. I don’t own a scale… and I’m not depriving myself. This is what I want for you as well!

So what's my Secret Sauce? I changed my Lifestyle and created new healthier habits. I began moving my body in ways that felt good to me. I STOPPED depriving my body and STARTED fueling my body with optimal nutrition.
Yes you can do it too (I'll show you how!).

It all starts with the food you put in your body. Lighten up with healthy whole foods that taste delicious and make your body feel great. Enjoy recipes for all tastes and diets (vegans, vegetarians and omnivores are all welcome!). Look forward to less cravings and more energy as you fuel your body with optimal nutrition (your body's been craving it!). 

Learn to Plan & Prep your way to a healthier lifestyle. The structure of this program will help you get organized and create healthier habits. The habits that you create in this program will last you for a lifetime.

This isn't a diet - It's about creating a healthier lifestyle. Along with losing weight, you can also look forward to less cravings, more energy and feeling confident – no matter your size or age.

Add in Movement. Movement paired with healthy eating is key for losing weight as well as keeping it off. Whether you have a love or hate relationship with exercise, Movement Challenges will inspire you to move your body in ways that are fun. Your body and mind feel great too! 

Community - It's hard to make changes on your own! You'll have the support, encouragement and inspiration from a community of positive health-minded women to make healthy lifestyle changes and stick with them – for life.

When you join my 5 Week Lighten Up! program that starts April 24, you'll receive all the support, guidance, resources and coaching needed to change your relationship with food while releasing weight, increasing your energy and loving how you look and feel.

Linda Vinecour, Health Coach, New York

I feel more fit and energetic than I have in nearly 20 years!

In less than six weeks, I feel more fit and energetic than I have in nearly 20 years. I made a huge shift in my diet and eating patterns, feel infinitely better and LOVE my meals so much more than I did before!!!!! I am deeply grateful for Liz, this program, and all the delicious women in our group.

Linda Vinecour, Health Coach, New York

Give me 5 Weeks and I'll give you inspiring results that'll leave you feeling motivated, empowered and ready to more fully live your life!

Throughout my 5 week program, you WILL lose weight. You'll also...

  • Enjoy more Energy.
  • Look and feel better.
  • Fit into clothes that have been too tight for too long.
  • Enjoy more confidence.
  • Feel more comfortable in your own skin.
  • Love how you look.
  • Stop obsessing about food, diets or calorie counting.
  • Have FUN moving your body.
  • Eat delicious foods.
  • Receive meaningful support and accountability to reach your goals.

Yes, you CAN experience a profound body transformation in just 5 Weeks!

Amy, Cape Cod, MA - Lost 9 pounds, down a Size

I've never lost this much weight so easily and without feeling deprived or starved. Really! Plus I now have a whole new arsenal of food that keeps me full AND fit!

Amy, Cape Cod, MA - Lost 9 pounds, down a Size

I designed this supportive virtual group program to support women who are:

  • Fed up with dieting and frustrated with your lack of results.
  • Ready to lose your first or last 10 pounds.
  • Determined to get in shape in 2019 - and have fun doing it!
  • Done feeling uncomfortable in your clothes.
  • Sick of not having enough energy.
  • Ready to catapult your confidence.

Lighten Up! Begins April 26. Are you ready to invest in your success?

Kathryn, Philadelphia PA

Liz guides and supports you step by step. You will eat wonderful, satisfying meals and you will lose weight and feel better from the inside out! Don't let the "I’m too busy" excuse stop you! Her programs are totally doable. Liz gave me the tools to make permanent changes to my eating and personal habits and I've managed to move those pesky pounds!

Kathryn, Philadelphia PA

First, let me be clear. If you're looking for a miracle pill or crash diet this program is not for you.

This program is for you if you’re ready to…

- Release those excess 5-10 pounds naturally and easily.
- Supercharge your energy and productivity.
- Reduce cravings and rewire emotional eating patterns.
- Lower blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar.
- Look and feel amazing.
- Create healthy new habits for life.

It’s not for you if you want…

- A miracle pill or crash diet.
- To count points or calories.
- To keep feeling bad about yourself and your body.
- To NOT change your habits, beliefs or behaviors.

Jill Wilkens, Westford, MA

I'm a 47 year old mother of two school-aged children. Since having children, I developed some terrible emotional eating and snacking habits and very slowly put on weight until I reached a point that I found frightening. In my entire life, I have never successfully intentionally lost weight... until I worked with Liz! In less than 6 weeks, I lost 15 pounds. Since then, I've lost almost 30 pounds and many inches, including 4.5 inches on my hips, 4 inches on my bust, and 2.5 inches around each thigh.

I'm well on my way to my weight loss goal, and, because of the tools and habits I've learned, confident that I will get there and stay there! My life has truly been changed for the better. I can't thank Liz enough.

Jill Wilkens, Westford, MA

Here's exactly what you can expect during our 5 weeks together:

You'll Learn How To Feed Your Body & Use Food As Fuel.
I'm giving you the step-by-step path to cultivating healthier food habits that work with your lifestyle so you can fuel your body with delicious whole foods that naturally reduce cravings and emotional eating. PLUS, you'll learn how to eat in ways that allow some indulging because life without chocolate just isn't as sweet! You'll enjoy done-for-you meal plans recipes, and shopping lists to inspire you as well as keep you on track.

You'll Discover How Fun It Can Be to Move Your Body. 
Ready to discover how to move your body every day while having FUN? Regardless of how busy you are, you're going to learn how to prioritize movement into your daily life as well as get access to fun 10 minute fitness videos anyone can make time for. 

You'll Understand The Value Of - And Results From - Intermittent Fasting. Try Intermittent Fasting during the 5 Week program with full guidance and support. Suggested meal plans and recipes for Intermittent Fast days included. You'll LOVE the results!

It's time to get off the Diet roller coaster and discover a lifelong path to your most strong, healthy, confident self.

Don't put off until Summer, Fall or New Year's
what you deeply desire TODAY.

Lighten Up! Begins April 24. Are you IN?

The total value of this program is over $600

Your Investment is Only $297!

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Need a Payment Plan? Sign up for Paypal Credit at Checkout for 6 months to pay at 0% Interest. 

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Satisfaction Guaranteed...

If you commit and participate fully in the whole program, complete all the action steps and challenges and you do not feel like you received the full value of your investment, I will happily refund your money (minus a $50 materials fee).

This guarantee expires at midnight on June 2, 2019.

What EXACTLY do you get when you enroll in this program? Here's the full overview:

  • 30 Minute Weekly Audio

    Weekly Audios are pre-recorded. Listen to essential content for the week when it’s convenient for you.  Weekly Audios are educational, encouraging and motivating. (Value – $147)

  • Weekly Workbooks

    Weekly Workbooks include delicious Recipes, Shopping Lists, Meal plans, Educational content and Action Steps to keep you on track and support new healthy habits. Each Weekly Workbook will have a focus for the week. (Value – $147)

    Weekly Workbooks and Weekly Audios will be released on Friday mornings to give you plenty of time to get prepared and organized for the following week.

  • 3 Wednesday Live Calls

    Wednesday Live Calls will be held on Weeks 2, 3 and 4. I’ll be Live on the Line for laser coaching + answering questions. Two Daytime and One Evening call for different schedules. All 3 calls will be recorded for those who can’t make the call.
    (Value – $297)

  • Weekly Challenges (w/prizes!)

    Weekly food and Fitness challenges that will help you incorporate new healthy habits. These challenges are all about having fun and keeping you motivated. (Prizes total $175)

  • Fun Fitness and Yoga Library of Videos

    Fun Fitness, Yoga Videos and Playlists that will give you no excuses to get moving! No extra equipment or props needed. Geared for all levels. (Value – $47)

  • Online Secret Facebook Group

    Join an awesome community of positive health-minded women who will provide ongoing encouragement, motivation and support. This group includes a high level of personal support as it will be moderated on a daily basis by myself plus an assistant. (Value – $197)

  • Lighten Up! Recipe Book.

    At the end of the program you will receive the Lighten Up! Recipe Book. All of the recipes from the program in one place for you to enjoy forever. (Value – $47)

Katie Hazard, Project Manager

Wow, what an amazing program! I went from feeling sluggish & self-conscious to feeling healthy & ready to rock my bikini in just 6 weeks. Liz's knowledge and deep care really guided me through this process beautifully, and having the fantastic group support motivated me to eat well, move my body, and feel good about myself. Thank you!

Katie Hazard, Project Manager, Burning Man, San Francisco

Still struggling to commit to your success this Spring? See if these frequently asked Q&A's help you confidently make your decision to say YES to yourself:

  • q-iconCan't I just do this on my own?

    Of course you can… but how’s that working for you? Having the structure, guidance and support to make changes is invaluable. If you want the same results, keep doing what you’re doing. If you want different results, try doing things differently. Having support is crucial in making changes that stick.

  • q-iconIs 5 weeks enough time?

    Long-term change takes time. If you need to lose more than 10 pounds you’re going to need more than 5 weeks. This program will give you the tools and jumpstart you need to get started. You’ll be set up for success – for the long term.

  • q-iconI’m not sure if I want to (or can!) Fast...

    Intermittent Fasting is optional. It’s not a complete fast. Calories are reduced for 1-2 days a week. We’ll explore it together and find out whether it works for you. You don’t have to fast to get benefits from this program, but it is a very effective tool for losing weight (and keeping it off).

  • q-iconWhat if I can't make Wednesday Live calls?

    Although I recommend making time in your schedule for the Wednesday Live calls (if you can!) they will all be recorded and available for download. 

  • q-iconWhat is my food philosophy?

    I believe that a whole foods plant-based diet with minimal amounts of processed food is a healthy diet for most people. Whether you’re omnivore, gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan this food plan will work for you. I believe in eating food that feels good for Your Body (’cause we’re all different!). I also believe in moderation (what’s life without chocolate?).

  • q-iconIs this a 5 Week Cleanse?

    No, this is not a cleanse! This program is not about deprivation and dieting. It is about making healthy changes to your lifestyle – in a way that will work for you long-term. 

  • q-iconCan I do this if I have a family?

    Yes, moms need this program more than anyone else (and lots of moms do this program)! When you’re super busy juggling a family and perhaps a career, learning how to prioritize and organize self-care is important. When momma’s happy, everyone benefits :).

  • q-iconIs this another Home Study program that I won't do?

    I don’t think so! Obviously, your success depends on what you put into the program. That said, I’ve designed this program to be very interactive. Weekly Food and Fitness challenges will keep you accountable. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how active and supportive this community is. I’m also always available to offer support and answer questions. We won’t let you down!

  • q-iconI'm not really a group person. Will this work for me?

    I find that many people who don’t like group programs are surprised by how much they like this one. Because it’s virtual, you get to decide when and how often you post and interact with the group. It’s a supportive and competition-free group. Everyone really roots for each-other to succeed!

    Of course, I do also offer 1-on-1 coaching programs (at a higher price point).

  • q-iconThis sounds amazing, but I don't have the money right now. Do you offer a payment plan?

    Paypal Credit is available at checkout. Paypal Credit gives you 6 months to pay at 0% interest.

Lighten Up!
It's Fun and It Works!

But don't Just take my word for it...

Shawn, Dental Hygienist, Boston

Lost 36 pounds + 7" off her waist between October and May!

Hi! I'm Shawn. I’ve been cleansing with Liz for the past two years and completed two rounds of her program. I felt tired and weighed down. I was looking for something that would motivate me. The results were great. I had more energy, the recipes were great and I felt and looked less bloated. 

Between the cleanses and 6 Week programs, I lost 36 pounds between October and May. I'm happy to say I am maintaining very well!  Everyone who participated will tell you how serious I was about my food prep!! If you’re looking for a real change, I highly recommend working with Liz, she is absolutely amazing and the support is awesome!

Shawn, Dental Hygienist, Boston

I'm totally proud of myself because I hate to cook but Liz did get me cooking and moving. 

I finished Liz’s springtime Lighten Up program and ate probably the best I’ve eaten in my life while having a great time doing so and losing pounds and inches from all of my measurements.  The group dynamic was fun, supportive, creative and always positive as we coached each other through challenging moments.  

I’m totally proud of myself because I hate to cook but Liz did get me cooking and moving.  So what’s the secret you may ask?  I hope I’m not giving away trade secrets here but…mainly common sense, support, planning, drinking water and whole, not processed foods.  I’m really happy to have had the experience with a great group of people led by Liz's expertise.

Brit Saksvig

Lost 11 pounds and at least 2 inches in all areas.

I am so thankful I participated in this program after the Spring Cleanse. I was really in a rut in terms of my diet and exercise and I needed help. Liz's program gave me that and more. I'm now eating greens, grains, and vegetables with every meal and am doing an activity everyday. 

I've lost 11 pounds and at least 2 inches in all areas. I never thought I would be able to accomplish that in a 6 week program. The daily support and feedback that Liz and Ann provided plus the support from all the participants really made a difference. I highly recommend Liz Vequist!

Brit Saksvig

I recommend this for anyone who wants to feel healthier and in more control of their "food issues". It's empowering. 

Liz's program really works - so many delicious new recipes help make healthy eating a treat, not a chore! Liz understands how to work with and encourage people with real lives and real challenges, and helps us understand that this is a learning and re-learning process - one step at a time... I recommend this program to anyone who wants to feel healthier and in more control of their food "issues". It's empowering. You can do it with Liz!

Dagmar, Cambridge, MA
Nicole, freelance musician, producer, and tarot instructor, North Andover, MA

Lost 9 lbs, 1.5" off waist and down a pants size

The most valuable lesson I gained from Liz's program is how to be flexible and adapt my fitness and nutrition goals around whichever crazy situations inevitably arise in life. I noticed just how quickly I am willing to drop my personal goals to respond to a crisis or to help others, and learned how to incorporate self-care as part of the tech on the battlefield, which is what makes the difference in the long term. Even a 10 minute dance party in the kitchen while a toddler climbs on you counts towards progress on some days!

Over the six weeks, I lost 9 pounds, 1.5 inches off my waist, 1 inch off my thighs, and have gone down a pants size. Other notable changes are reduced water retention, a marked improvement in the condition of my skin and hair, increased energy/stamina, greater physical strength, especially in my legs, and better posture.

Beyond all the tangible physical results, Liz's program upped my healthy, holistic culinary skills to the max!

Nicole, freelance musician, producer, and tarot instructor, North Andover, MA

About  Liz Vequist

Liz loves helping women (and a few special men) look and feel their best through Seasonal Cleansing and her Lighten Up! Holistic Weight Loss programs. Liz has been in the health and wellness field for 16 years and has founded three wellness businesses in the Boston area.

Liz's current business is Liz Vequist in Cambridge. Liz's former businesses are Watertown Holistic Health and Harvard Square Shiatsu. In her spare time Liz dances, cycles, swims and is a foodie – both in and out of her own kitchen.

Have questions? Want to know whether this program is right for you?
Let's talk! 617-216-9815. 

Want to know more about Liz? Click here: About Liz Vequist

Beth, Innkeeper & Restauranteur on Cape Cod

Liz is a true healer with a huge heart. She embraces the group with a powerful loving energy, and gently guides participants to success. I am grateful that I met Liz, and amazed at how much I feel I have gotten to know her...entirely online!

I was skeptical about connecting virtually, but Liz has found efficient work-arounds using the phone, Facebook and email so that by the end of your time with her, you are wondering how you will survive without her! In addition, she is confident with her material and guidance because it works. I am in a much better place both physically and emotionally than when I started, and it's thanks to Liz. Great program, I will do it again.

Beth, Innkeeper & Restauranteur on Cape Cod